Grant Funding Announced for District of Ucluelet Water Treatment System Upgrades
The governments of Canada and British Columbia have awarded the District of Ucluelet $7,039,680 towards the District’s Water Treatment System Upgrades project, which has an estimated total cost of $9,600,000. Funding for this project is through the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program’s Green Infrastructure Stream and the grant announcement is available here.
The grant will provide funding for the upgrades to the community’s two water systems, Mercantile Creek Water source and Lost Shoe Creek wellfield. These upgrades will consist of the construction of filtration systems at both water sources and will also consist of the construction of an additional water reservoir to improve water quality and storage capacity. Construction is anticipated to begin in 2022.Mayco Noël, District of Ucluelet Mayor – “I’d like to thank the governments of Canada and British Columbia for providing this funding. Once complete, the project will enhance local water security by improving water quality and storage capacity. Water quality has long been a concern of our community and this announcement is the start of a project that will benefit us for decades.”